Do you want to start Ramadan/Eid in one day? [Petition CLOSED]

Do you pray for the day that everyone in the UK (or in your own country) observes Ramadan and Eid on the same day? If so, please support us by signing our petition from the website link at the end of this page. Our petition aims to persuade the Saudi Authorities insha-Allah to bring their Ummul Qura Calendar in line with internationally recognised data on the science of moon sighting and crescent visibility predictions.

Once we have collected sufficient signatures, we will deliver the petition letter below with the list of signatories, which will only include your name, city and country. No other details will be provided.

Ummul Qura Change Petition [English]
Ummul Qura Change Petition [اردو]
Ummul Qura Change Petition [العربية]
Ummul Qura Change Petition [বাংলা]

Please note that the minimum age for registration on the Petition Website is 13 years old. However we request our signatories to be at least 15 years old (or above), for Islamic Jurisprudence purposes.

Please make 2 rakah salatul-hajat prayer (seeking Allah's help) and then sign the petition below:
 Petition Link:  Change the Ummul Qura calendar criteria to a Predicted Crescent Visibility (Imkan-e-Ruyat) model
And don't forget to forward this page link to your family/friends - JazakAllahu Khair!

YouTube: Posting the Ummul Qura Change Petition (January 2014)

Petition Publicity: Please display the Petition Poster in public places, such as masjid notice boards to collect more signatures. It may require 100,000 signatures before consideration by a government.


References:

1. The Psychological Effect On Sightings Of The New Moon  By Dr Ayman Kordi [PDF]
Physics and Astronomy Department of King Saud University, Riyadh (Dated: August 2003)

"I have collected 42 reports of observations of sightings of the new moon of Ramadan during the period 1962 - 2001. Comparing these with the official civil Islamic calendar (Umalqura) I found that thirty-five  of these sightings agreed with the civil calendar published by the Justice Department, from which I conclude that there is a strong influence of the Umalqura on the observers: prior knowledge of the supposed beginning of Ramadan via the civil calendar increases the psychological element in what is a difficult observation leading to a large number of reports of false observations."

2. The Nerve of the Delusional… By Hamza Kaplan Muzaini [PDF]
Al-Wattan Newspaper, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (Dated: 18 November 2010)

Is the decision of the high court to start “Dhul-Qidah” on that day, which is in accordance with the astronomical calculation of “Umm Al-Qura”, an admission of the validity of that calculation? Or is it because the physical sighting is required only for Ramadhan, Shawwal, and Dhul-Hijjah, and for the other months we accept the astronomical calculation of the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, Astronomy Department.

3. Meeting with Saudi Scholars (Abu Dhabi) [Youtube: 7 mins]
An exclusive meeting was held with Shaykh Abdullah Munea (member of Saudi Royal Courts) and Shaykh Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Hamid (member of the Saudi Supreme Court) at the 2nd ICOP Conference in Abu Dhabi on 1 June 2010 by the UK participants. (Dated: 1 June 2010)

4. Analysis of Observations of Earliest Visibility of the Lunar Crescent By Dr Thamer Alrefay (et al) [PDF]
National Center for Astronomy, KACST, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Dated: December 2018)